The high court has today granted Businessman David Katumwa Katumwa a cash bail of one million Shillings after charging him with abduction
He was arraigned before Makindye Magistrates Court and read to the charge that attracts a jail sentence of seven years.
However, Katumwa, 46, denied the charge as he presented three sureties, among them his friends and a neighbor, who, according to the prosecution had been examined and found to be substantial.
The prosecution led by Lydia Nakato requested that in case the court accepts to grant Katumwa bail, stringent conditions should be imposed to prevent him from interfering with the investigations and also, ensure that he attends court.
His sureties were told to execute a non-cash bond of three million Shillings.
On September 24, 2020, at Luwafu zone, Makindye Division, Katumwa, a candidate for the Nansana Municipality Parliamentary seat, unlawfully took a minor from the protection of her parents.
The 16-old girl disappeared from her mother’s home in Zana, a suburb of Kampala, after being questioned about the source of the money she used to buy a smartphone.
A case of a missing person was then filed by her mother at Katwe Police Station.
But she was eventually informed that her daughter had been sighted at Katumwa’s home in the same area. She confirmed the same after seeing the girl in Katumwa’s vehicle, leading to his eventual arrest.